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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Swit View Post
    For those of you on the conservative side..... I would like to ask you a simple question...

    I doubt any of you will answer, because once you do you will realize that none of your policies support your answer.

    here is the question...

    What is the desired output of our economic system?
    Wealth. Now go back to school and impress your high school teachers with your newfound knowledge.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Wealth. Now go back to school and impress your high school teachers with your newfound knowledge.
    Awesome.... I'm down with that.... lets re-institute slavery..... that has been proven time and again to be a HUGE wealth generation tool.... or do you disagree?

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Wealth. Now go back to school and impress your high school teachers with your newfound knowledge.
    More condescendingness and you actually didn't say anything of use there. That's impressive!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you seem confused, the reason why I worked hard, made top grades, went to top schools and earned top degrees is so I wouldn't have to. and I am not responsible for anyone being poor so WTF do I have a duty to take care of their problems?

    especially since so many of them are unwilling to make any effort to take care of themselves
    No it's because your mom and dad paid for it. LOL

    Really, TD? Harvard is such an insider group, it's almost not impressive when people get accepted there anymore. It's more related to Daddy and his Daddy than it is to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why do you keep spewing your envy of those who do better than you?

    Most losers support taxes on those who do better than them

    doesn't make that right

    that is why we need a tax system where the parasites cannot vote up the rates on the producers without suffering a like hike themselves
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't need sympathy I am not dependent on others

    and your silly rants about finding pictures how rough the rich are having it are just plain stupid.

    the existence of so many parasites are taxing enough on the rich
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that has no relevance just as your rants about the poor have no relevance. I haven't made anyone poor and thus I have no moral responsibility to be taxed more to salve the butt hurt whining of the envious who pretend that their desires for higher taxes actually is designed to help the poor

    The poor in this country are used by envious lefties much like the palestinian refugees are used by rich Arab robber barons. The envious lefties use the poor to bash the rich while the palestinians are used by the robber barons to bash the Israelis

    in both cases the bashers pretend they care about the downtrodden but their actions prove quite the opposite
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I oppose most government welfare programs for several reasons

    1) most are not proper constitutionally if they are run by the federal government

    2) they are usually designed to buy the votes for the politicians who push them rather than to actually help the poor

    3) they tend to create people who become addicted to entitlements and who then continue to vote for the politicians who take from us to give to the addicts

    4) subsidizing dependency increases dependency

    I much prefer private charity which is far less likely to be abused and is not intended to benefit pimps known as politicians
    Is it possible, by chance, that TD is the reincarnation of Ebenezer Scrooge himself?

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I believe you. I once took a personal finance class that delved into that world, but I do not know if I (or most people) are disciplined enough to do what you do. It requires not only being thrifty, but being somewhat intelligent about things as well, being prepared beforehand (having water with you when you are out to drink or packing your own lunches), and just cutting all frivolous spending to bare essentials. I think most people don't even realize how much money they spend on miscellaneous items, but either way, $30k is not a fantastic salary and I would consider it near the poverty level.
    It's a crappy wage, but I hope to make more in the near future.
    The job market here is looking up.
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Between Whyso and Swit on just this page, I can't help but think they are trolling to make liberals look silly. If it is so, I do not approve. Political debate with unknown persons should not be conducted in this way. I have met many liberals who can hold their own in political discourse, but asking questions like, "What is the desired output of our economic system?" and then when answered with the obvious, become petulant - "Awesome.... I'm down with that.... lets re-institute slavery..... that has been proven time and again to be a HUGE wealth generation tool.... or do you disagree?"

    If I am wrong, then infer what you will. If, on the other hand, my suspicions are right, I prefer political dialog without mendacity.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just because fraud has not been vigorously prosecuted, doesn't mean that it isn't prolific in the US. Just ask gov. Walker.

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    You have to present at least some evidence of it being prolific. Though I do remember Bush receiving more votes in one Ohio town than there were residents. Hummmmm????

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Like how horrible it was in the 90's before the Capital gains tax break for the rich? The horror!!!!!
    I find this sort of ranting funny

    everyone got capital gains tax breaks.. What is hilarious is that the wealth bashers whine about a tax break based on the rich using it rather than the break itself while ignoring the fact that everyone got the break

    your real hurt is over the rich apparently

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Between Whyso and Swit on just this page, I can't help but think they are trolling to make liberals look silly. If it is so, I do not approve. Political debate with unknown persons should not be conducted in this way. I have met many liberals who can hold their own in political discourse, but asking questions like, "What is the desired output of our economic system?" and then when answered with the obvious, become petulant - "Awesome.... I'm down with that.... lets re-institute slavery..... that has been proven time and again to be a HUGE wealth generation tool.... or do you disagree?"

    If I am wrong, then infer what you will. If, on the other hand, my suspicions are right, I prefer political dialog without mendacity.
    Trolling as in:

    1) I relay how much my girlfriend makes per year and say that we aren't cruising by and not really saving anything right now
    2) Or was it when I talked with HG about when I was earning about what he made and how difficult I found that as well?

    Meanwhile you have now accused me of trolling, whining, asking for government assistance, and being lazy. If anyone is trolling sir, it is you, because you continue to make ridiculous assumptions and then walk away without proving them.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I find this sort of ranting funny

    everyone got capital gains tax breaks.. What is hilarious is that the wealth bashers whine about a tax break based on the rich using it rather than the break itself while ignoring the fact that everyone got the break

    your real hurt is over the rich apparently
    Nobody but the wealthy benefit from capital gains, in reality - sorry man.
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    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    More condescendingness and you actually didn't say anything of use there. That's impressive!



    No it's because your mom and dad paid for it. LOL

    Really, TD? Harvard is such an insider group, it's almost not impressive when people get accepted there anymore. It's more related to Daddy and his Daddy than it is to you.









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    want to compare what you do for charity compared to me? then we will see who actually cares about fellow man more. Of course we won't visit your tax bill vs mine

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Total income for a family of four? Keep in mind, that's the highest level of "low income" as well - so anything past that is lower-middle class. My gf makes $40,000 a year and we are barely able to afford a 2 bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC.
    Sorry, I forgot about this. So you're not a troll?

    Ok, I guess this depends on your definition of whining. But if you are a troll, then in fairness knock it off. We really don't need any help.

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